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Southeast Environmental Task Force

Southeast Environmental Task Force
Southeast Environmental Task Force

After Rejecting Claims Of Environmental Racism, City Moves To Settle Civil Rights Complaint With Feds

After the feds found the city clustered polluters in Black and Brown neighborhoods, the city is negotiating ways to make its zoning policies more equitable — averting the threat of millions in lost funding for now.

South Chicago, East Side

City Repeatedly Breaks Promises To South Siders When Approving Polluters And Demolitions

From the Hilco demolition that covered Little Village in dust to General Iron's exit from Lincoln Park, city officials have promised and failed to be transparent with South Siders. Neighbors "don’t have any trust left at this point to be eroded,” one said.

South Chicago, East Side

Decades Of Racist City Policies Pushed Polluters To The Southeast Side, Residents Say — And Feds Should Investigate

The city's push to allow General Iron to move from Lincoln Park to East Side triggered a federal complaint from environmental activists.

South Chicago, East Side